980 acre brush fire near Haines City contained | News
Polk County, Florida-- The Florida Forest Service reports multiple state fire and wildlife agencies contained the 980-acre brush fire in Haines City.
Smoke remains in heavy volumes in some areas throughout Polk County.
The Health Department issued a warning saying the air quality is in "unhealthy range for sensitive individuals."
A large brush fire is burning in Polk County, near Haines City.
Florida Forest Service officials say it began Tuesday afternoon at the Catfish Creek Preserve, located off of Hatchineha Road and Fire Tower Road.
Six ground units and one helicopter with a water bucket are working to control the blaze, which is about 450 acres in size. But officials say it has the potential to grow to around 1,000 acres.
No injuries are reported, and the fire is not near any buildings or structures.
On Wednesday the smoke plume from the fire could be seen 30 miles away in downtown Lakeland.